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On July 25-26, Amanda Manufacturing joined Deshler Group and GS3 Global executives at Maker Faire Detroit.
Amanda Manufacturing, a Deshler Group company based in Logan, Ohio for more than 30 years, specializing in metalforming, broke ground today on a $5 million expansion and renovation of its facility. The 130,000 square foot building will expand by nearly 40 percent, with 54,880 additional square feet of manufacturing plant space and a 14,000 square foot new office and facade improvement. The expansion is expected to be completed by spring of 2016. Amanda Manufacturing, which develops and manufactures cold and technical formed rod and stamped assemblies for Fortune 500 and 100 automotive customers and suppliers, is embarking on this expansion to address its growing international business. The expansion supports Amanda Manufacturing’s foray into new products and services, including the growth of the company’s consumer-facing brand, Amanda Products, which launched in 2013. “Amanda Manufacturing has tripled in sales over the past five years and now we are at capacity at our Logan facility,” said Robert Gruschow, President of Amanda Manufacturing and the Deshler Group. “As we continue to diversify our products and services, we need to expand our operations, add a wide range of jobs, and continue to operate efficiently to support our fast-paced growth.” With the expansion, Amanda Manufacturing plans to add new technology and machinery to enhance its offerings including additional engineering and design services, tube forming, and increase the use of light-weight, high-strength steels. Additionally, the manufacturing floor will be designed to be more conducive to observation, training and efficient work flow. The office expansion will include a new facade and office space for engineering and design teams, with a state-of-the-art multi-media conference room to support global communications with Amanda Manufacturing’s customers, business partners, and the six other Deshler Group companies. “Adding human resources